John Alexander

Roots & Blues

Roots and Blues songwriter and guitarist John Alexander

Dustbowl Blues with a Glasgow Kick

Songwriter John Alexander's songwriting style is one inspired by landscapes , life and weather, which he fuses together with his experiences of living in Glasgow. 

Alexander’s songs have been honed through his solo acoustic performances and have formed the basis for his live performances which have featured a successful run of sell out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe with the aptly titled “Dustbowl Blues with a Glasgow Kick”.

His latest release 'Of These Lands' follows on further down the dusty and rocky road with a weathered collection of 11 songs that have been scratched from time spent on his recent journeys.

Alexander's previous releases have been well received and his album ‘Rain For Sale’  was successful in obtaining placements for his song ‘Nowhere to Go’ on the US television show  The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, and 'Let Me Die' being used in hit Netflix show Longmire.

Alexander’s influences include John Martyn, Greg Brown, Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters all of which show themselves in his soulful lyrics, strong guitar licks and storytelling skills.

"his sound steeped in good old-fashioned earthy organic roots Americana,  Alexander possesses a sound more akin to the banks of the Mississippi than his native River Clyde...a ton of influences and a load of natural talent"  9/10 AMERICANA UK

“Glaswegian Alexander's lilting acoustic blues are inspired by his troubadour travels around the world. Careworn tunes and his dust-choked voice give a timeless feel to his songs." Q Magazine

"Guitar-country and Delta blues styles knowledgeably tempered with folk picking.. I could go on, but its far better you discover these delights for yourself; this is superb" Rock N Reel

" focus on a song and to relate words, music and identity. John Alexander does this with some ease” -IAIN ANDERSON BBC Radio Scotland

“say a prayer of thanks that there are still musicians like John Alexander around to remind us of the unstoppable power of real music”
Blues Matters

 “a terrific voice.. 'a huge talent' Frank Henessey BBC Radio Wales

"gritty yet mellow country/blues music acoustic songwriting a la John Martyn”
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